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coinheaven
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 28, 2005 9:12 am     Post subject: old joystick usb converter Reply with quote

is there a usb converter i can put on my old joystick to use it on my new computer. it doesnt have the port for the older style joysticks. i looked on ebay and couldnt find anything. thanks
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 28, 2005 9:40 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

why don't you buy a newer joystick?
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 28, 2005 4:57 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds like this will do what you want:

http://www.pccables.com/cgi-bin/orders6.cgi?action=Showitem&id=ID998485&partno=70609&search=RM-203&rsite=pccables.com706&rcode=

However since it costs $23.00, GameMaster.EXE is probably right, its probably better to just buy a new gamepad ... for example I have the Saitek p880 which is dual analog and works great, which is available for $14.95:

http://store.yahoo.com/saitekusa/p8dualanpad.html
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 28, 2005 6:37 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

damn 23 bucks. i guess i am better off buying a new one. it sucks cause i have about 10 of the old ones and now they are pretty much useless (except for my old dos machine). i am guessing you cant just use a usb end from and mouse and attach it to the older style controllers.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 28, 2005 8:31 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

If you know what you’re doing that might be possible though I would NOT recommend trying.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 28, 2005 9:11 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't think it is possible, but if you have a usb end that you don't need, it might be worth trying anyway Shit-Eating Grin

You might get lucky
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 29, 2005 8:39 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

yea, i have a bunch of old controllers and usb cords, so it cant hurt to give it a shot. i guess ill just try to match up the same colors to each other.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 29, 2005 9:43 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah that or ask someone who knows something about circuits or wiring and such.
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